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The Creation of Mario by TsaoShin The Creation of Mario by TsaoShin
Shigeru Miyamoto creates Mario in a parody of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel.

Oh boy! What a journey on this drawing. I was joking with my best friend around about doing a drawing like this and after a few ideas of doing classic game characters in well known masterpieces, we came up with this crazy idea.

I know there's quite a few inaccurate attributions to Miyamoto on some of the characters represented here but I really wanted him to be surrounded by some of Nintendo's finest :iconhurrhurrplz:.

I'm aware that I'm also missing some females like Pauline from the original Donkey Kong but it was getting a bit crowded in that little swarm so I kept it limited to some of the more recognizable characters.

From left to right: Mario, Midna, Shigeru Miyamoto, Daisy, Princess Peach, Toadette, Zelda and Birdo. Lower row: Rosalina and Samus.

The leaf is from Super Mario Bros. 3. It's the one that grants you the raccoon tail.

Had a lot of fun drawing this one out! Created in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

References for some poses from :iconalmudena-stock: and star brushes from :iconkuschelirmel-stock:

All characters depicted here are Nintendo.

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The Creation of Mario by *TsaoShin
From the suggester:
"I find this to be very hilarious. The shading, the concept, and the fact that it will cause stomach ruptures worldwide is enough to make me want to share this with everyone." ( Suggested by Jace-Z and Featured by rydi1689 )
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NimrodClover Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Yes, there should have been some slightly hidden Donkey Kong reference in there - just as Michelangelo would "hide" little jabs in his artwork. For example do you know why Adam reaches out with his left hand? Do you know why God now wares a robe? - it was added later.

For if not for Donkey Kong there would not be a Mario.
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I probably should have put him in there somewhere!
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AlgorithmicOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
D: I get weird uncomfy feels from seeing mario all human person man thing ish
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha XD
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nightmarespirit-myst Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes me uncomfortable for some reason
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha yeah it's probably Mario's smooth skin XD
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nightmarespirit-myst Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably XD
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Doudouxd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Really nice and funny ^^
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Doudouxd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
You're welcome ;p
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